Food to grow

Wait to harvest blueberries until the berries have turned from green to reddish purple to deep blue, and then wait an extra two days for the sweetness to develop. (Photo by Joanne Young)

Blueberry bonanza

Niki Jabbour

Both decorative and delicious, highbush blueberries offer homegrown goodness all season long. Discover how to properly grow, prune and harvest blueberries. Plus, tips on growing blueberries in containers.

‘Mighty Sweet’ cherry tomato (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Vertical vegetables save space

Niki Jabbour

Take vegetable gardening to new heights — grow your crops vertically.

Chives, basil and parsley (Photo by Pixabay)

How to preserve herbs

Laura Langston

Using herbs you’ve harvested and preserved is a good way to keep the memory of summer alive. There are a number of ways to preserve herbs for the winter.

Garden writers at the 2016 tasting in the fields at Stokes trial garden in St. Catharines, Ontario

Tasting notes from Stokes trial gardens 2016

Michael Fox

Stokes trial gardens in Ontario test the vegetable varieties grown by Martin Farms Ltd. for the Loblaw President's Choice Gigantico lineup of plants.

Tomatoes should be fully coloured and slightly soft when squeezed. (Photo by Joanne Young)

Harvest times for vegetables

Beckie Fox

August is prime time for harvesting homegrown vegetables. Here are some tips on how to know when to harvest vegetables at the peak of their flavour.

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